load recipe for 6.5-06ai

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by southernundertaker, Dec 15, 2013.

  1. southernundertaker

    southernundertaker Well-Known Member

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    looking for some tried load data for a new riffle my buddy built. i know he is going to be loading up 140g VLDs with lapua brass. would greatly appreciate any pointers!lightbulb
     
  2. CPGfan

    CPGfan Well-Known Member

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    59 grains Retumbo and a fed 215 or 59.3 and a fed 210. I've had several over the years and they all loved those two loads.
     

  3. moto450

    moto450 Active Member

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    about what speed are you getting with that load? ANd what is your barrel length
     
  4. CPGfan

    CPGfan Well-Known Member

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    Bbl length 26". Varies bbl to bbl but between 3070-3090
     
  5. 65WSM

    65WSM Well-Known Member

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    My Model 70 6.5-06 AI is about a month away. It is being Nitrocarburized. It has a 9 twist. I was planning on using 130 Accubonds and 130 Bergers. Do you have any suggestions for the lighter bullet? I have a bigger case for the 140s.

    My "go to" load is 66.6 gr of Retumbo in the 6.5 WSM for 140 Berger Hunting VLDs . I am fine with 215Ms but have had to use CCI 250s because I did not horde the Federals when they were available.
     
  6. CPGfan

    CPGfan Well-Known Member

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    I've never messed with the 130's in the 6.5-06AI but I'd bump up a grain over the 140's and start working up from there.